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By | May 22, 2022

How to disable replying in Reading Pane in Outlook?

Normally when you reply an email message in Outlook 2010 and 2007, the RE: Message window will pop out in a new window automatically. However, in Outlook 2013 the RE: Message window is embedded in the Reading Pane automatically when replying or forwarding. In this article, we will talk about how to disable replying in the Reading Pane, and release the RE: Message window in Outlook 2013.

Disable replying in Reading Pane for current email message

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arrow blue right bubbleDisable replying in Reading Pane for current email message

When you are replying an email messages in Outlook 2013, the RE: Message window is embedded in the Reading Pane by default.

If you want to release the RE: Message window, just click the
Pop Out
button at the upper-left corner of embedded window. See screen shot:



arrow blue right bubbleDisable replying in Reading Pane for all email messages

This section will guide you to configure the message options, and disable replying in Reading Pane for all email messages in Outlook 2013.

Step 1: Click the
File
>
Options.

Step 2: In the Outlook Options dialog box, click the
Mail
in the left bar.

Step 3: Go to the
Replies and forwards
section, and check the option of
Open replies and forward in a new window.

Step 4: Click the
OK
button.

From now on, the RE: Message window will pop out automatically as a new window when you are replying or forwarding an email message in Microsoft Outlook 2013.


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    by rules when sending email;
    Auto Forward
    Multiple Emails by custom;
    Auto Reply
    without exchange server, and more automatic features…
  • BCC Warning
    – show message when you try to reply all
    if your mail address is in the BCC list;
    Remind When Missing Attachments, and more remind features…
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